Lab Tests Plus, an online lab test kit ordering and interpretation service, announced today the addition of SIBO testing from BioHealth Laboratory.
SIBO, which stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria—the types normally found in the large intestine—are present in the small intestine. These bacteria interfere with normal digestion and absorption of food and are associated with damage to the lining or membrane of the small intestine. Bacterial overgrowth can occur in those who consume a diet high in sugar, alcohol and refined carbohydrates.
SIBO can cause a myriad of health issues, including chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, acid reflux, leaky gut and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Food intolerances, and chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Lab Tests Plus offers three different SIBO test options—The Biohealth SIBO 900, the SIBO 901, and the SIBO 910. The Biohealth SIBO 900 is a non-invasive breath collection Lactulose challenge to detect bacterial overgrowth in the distal small intestine. The SIBO 901 is a glucose challenge option for higher specificity in the upper small intestine, and should not be used by diabetics. The SIBO 910 test is a combination of both the Lactulose and Glucose test.
“There is a huge demand for effective, easy to do SIBO testing, and these test kits from Biohealth Laboratory are just that” says Dr. Kurt Woeller, Medical Director of Lab Tests Plus. “The first step in improving health is testing, and with SIBO testing from Biohealth, a patient can perform the test at home and have the results, with a detailed interpretation of the results, emailed in a matter of weeks through Lab Tests Plus.” says Dr. Woeller.
Lab Tests Plus is an on-line medical test kit ordering service that provides users with both the requested test kit and a written interpretation of the test results from a qualified physician. For more information please go to labtestsplus.com
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